Publicizing Reading to Dogs Programs

Two young girls reading with a trained therapy dog.

Young readers enjoy sharing their books with Daphne the dog at the Bismarck Public Library

I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for early literacy programs where kids get to read to dogs, and I’m elated that libraries in our state offer them. That being said, what I love most about this newsletter article is that it promotes library services through a non-traditional channel. It’s so easy to focus solely on our own organizations’ newsletters, but by doing so we miss the opportunity to reach a wider audience and form community partnerships. If you’re providing a service like this, why not feed a story to your local shelter or humane society?

Do you offer reading to dog sessions at your library or are you interested in starting a program? We’d love to hear about it!

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